... the goal of this book is to make the material about
chemistry and its problems more understandable.
About the Book
book is about chemistry, one of the most important sciences studied by
humanity. It consists of a series of essays, each considering one field
of chemistry, or a key notion, or an important compound. A feature of
this book is that each essay is accompanied by descriptions of simple
experiments, which can easily be performed at home. Some of the
principles by which experimental data are processed, are considered, and
the reader will see how the properties of unstudied substances can be
predicted. Far from all branches of chemistry are covered within this
small book. Nevertheless, the book touches upon many fields of
chemistry, such as inorganic, organic, physical, colloid, biological,
analytical and stereo-chemistry branches. The book will be of interest to
senior pupils and chemistry teachers.
The book was translated from the Russian by Natalia Frosina and was published by Mir Publishers in 1989.